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May
29
comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
@SethJ I confess I don't know the Kuzari well enough to make the connection.
May
29
comment Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah?
@Naftali look at the bottom of Shabbos 86b. Matan Torah was on Shavuos.
May
29
comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
@SethJ that would be an interesting question - why we count from the first man instead of the first Jew.
May
29
comment Why do we count years from the date of Creation?
How will answers to this question differ substantially from the one to which you linked?
May
29
comment Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah?
@Naftali why is a source in Na"Ch stronger than Gemara?
May
23
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@DoubleAA for sure - I was just trying to get across that this forum might not be able to give Walrus the best answer possible.
May
22
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@WalrustheCat I don't know if use by the yeshiva world necessarily means better, especially depending on one's goals in learning, but in my experience Jastrow is by far the most utilized academic resource.
May
22
comment What possible Kashrus concerns may exist with these vitamins?
A source for that would be invaluable. It seems that R' Feinstein z'l required as significant a body as the USDA to ensure manufacturer honesty.
May
22
comment What possible Kashrus concerns may exist with these vitamins?
@GershonGold what is the basis for relying on the manufacturer?
May
22
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@WalrustheCat for the record, I'm not sure to what extent either of these resources are used by traditional Jews. I was under the impression that they were mainly used for academic and secular studies, and by adherents of other religions. I could be wrong.
May
22
comment Do you have the right to burn your own books?
It seems implicit that at least the Kotzker felt it was right to do so, and obviously the Chidushei HaRim and Rebbe Nachman zchusam yagen alenu felt it was permitted.
May
22
comment Do you have the right to burn your own books?
@mochinrechavim it's a valid point imo from SethJ as not everybody is familiar with the aforementioned tzadikim's reasons - the linked stories answer his question but should be edited into the question
May
22
comment Contemporary rabbinic views on social pressure to get people to do Mitzvoth
Although objectively it is true that one should be mekarev very carefully so as to not push away, what is the support for saying "to each their own" about a mitzva? Incidentally, would it have been different if the co-traveler had been your good friend?
May
20
comment Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
@DoubleAA a very valid point!
May
20
comment Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
@DoubleAA isn't daily mikvah fairly standard amongst the majority of Chasidim?
May
20
comment Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
@DoubleAA I learned that it was five minutes of standing under the water with a shower with a "regular" flow, but there seems to me no harm in playing it safe and staying in longer.
May
20
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20
revised Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
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20
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